Do you think maybe the Bengals now wish Bobbie Williams hadnt departed for the Ravens?
Guard Travelle Wharton, who signed with Cincinnati as a free agent this off-season, suffered a knee injury early in Friday nights preseason opener with the Jets and apparently will be out for the season.
Second-year lineman Clint Boling is taking Whartons place, at least for now.
Speaking of the Bengals, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis reportedly called his Jets counterpart, Rex Ryan, and asked him not to run the wildcat offense in Fridays game. Ryan agreed to his request.
This wasnt necessarily some kind of special deal because the two were together on the Ravens defensive coaching staff from 1999 to 2001. NFL.com reports such arrangements arent uncommon during preseason games.
Quick review of rookie Brandon Weedens first appearance as Browns quarterback: nice arm strength, rookie mistakes. Though Weeden completed a couple of line-drive passes, he lost a fumble on a sack and threw an interception. NFL.com wrote: The challenge in naming Weeden the starter before the preseason comes down to playing time. Weeden needs plenty of it, but the Browns aren't about to risk injury to the man they've tabbed their franchise passer.
The Steelers lost their No. 1 fullback for the season when David Johnson apparently tore his ACL in Fridays game. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers will look elsewhere for a new top fullback.